Dr. L. Michelle Tullier provides vision and strategic direction for the career education of students across the six colleges of Georgia Tech. When she joined Georgia Tech in July 2014, Dr. Tullier brought thirty years of experience in career services in higher education, corporate, private practice, publishing, and online arenas. Throughout her professional life Michelle has had a special focus on the career development needs of students and recent graduates, yet her work has also given her direct experience with the twists and turns of careers across the lifespan. This experience has informed her mission of preparing Georgia Tech students not only for launching their careers upon graduation but for navigating and sustaining meaningful and successful careers over time.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Michelle was with the global career transition consulting firm Right Management of Manpower Group, where she progressed from career coaching to regional leadership roles over 13 years and worked with mid-career and senior-level professionals and executives, as well as major corporate and non-profit clients around the world.
Michelle’s early experience includes career counseling positions with Columbia University and New York University, and she was on the career counseling faculty of NYU. She has consulted on the establishment of career centers at universities across the Kingdom of Jordan through a U.S. State Department award, served as Monster.com’s first campus-focused online career coach, and directed a longitudinal careers research project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presenting her results at the White House for incoming President Bill Clinton.
Michelle is the author of nine published books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination and The Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job (Wiley & Sons). She holds a PhD in counseling psychology from UCLA and a BA from Wellesley College. Michelle is a native Atlantan married to a clinical psychologist and has a daughter in college. She recharges her batteries with walks and bike rides on Georgia Tech’s beautiful campus, and enjoys sailing with her family in remote locations where cell phones don’t reach.